Last week, the Common App released a series of changes to its 2011-12 standardized admissions form, which is expected to be used by record-high numbers of applicants.
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Over the past two weeks, thousands of admitted students descended on campus for Penn Preview Days, hoping to decide if they want to call Penn home for the next four years.
When Paloma Santana arrived home from school last Friday, she was surprised to find a handwritten postcard from a Penn undergraduate waiting for her in the mail.
For Johannes Ferstad, who lives in Oslo, Norway, a few thousand miles and dollars are currently separating him from joining Penn’s Class of 2015.
Though Veronique Davis is one of 2,400 students placed on the waitlist for the Class of 2015, she would come to Penn “in a heartbeat” if given the opportunity.
When John Sampaio was deferred early decision at Penn in mid-December, he lost all hope that he would get accepted to his dream school in the regular round.
Brianna Williams, admitted regular decision to Wharton, has to choose whether to pay around $30,000 a year to attend Penn or slightly more than $2,000 a year to attend USC.
According to a recent report, today’s middle- and high-school students are thinking about college applications earlier than ever before — a trend called "admissions acceleration."
This year, Penn placed 2,400 students on its waitlist, marking a decrease from about 3,000 waitlist spots last year and more than 3,500 two years ago.
In a series of tweets late Monday night, Ivy League heartthrob James Franco announced he will transfer to Penn in the fall.
The Quaker Opportunity and Access Team hosted its first “signing parties” to reach out to minority, low-income and first-generation students admitted regular decision.
After a three-year absence from the list, Penn placed eighth on The Princeton Review’s 2011 ranking of the nation’s “Top 10 Dream Colleges,” released in late March.
Across the Ivy League, acceptance rates for the Class of 2015 have reached all-time lows.
The award, given to College and Wharton junior Corey Metzman, provides up to $30,000 for graduate study for students who hope to pursue careers in public service.
On Wednesday, the Admissions Office reported that 12.3 percent of applicants were admitted to the Class of 2015, down from 14.2 percent last year.
At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, more than 26,000 students — the largest regular decision applicant pool in the University’s history — will find out their admissions fate.
College freshman Dau Jok has vivid recollections of the day his father was murdered.
When College sophomore Allyson Even decided on Penn as her top school, the campus' location played a strong role in attracting her to the University.
When College freshman Dylan Petro was applying to schools last year, he ran into an unexpected obstacle — his parents.
By October, Student Financial Services will unveil a new net-price calculator on its website in compliance with a federal requirement enacted to give families a better sense of overall college costs.